Happy 4th of July!!!!! I needed something for my daughter's hair and from necessity comes a new pattern for you! I love the ruffle yarn, Sashay, Starbella, I don't care. It is so much fun to use and is definitely not just for scarves! ;) Here is a fun idea for an all year round use. In the pictures I have used Starbella's red white and blue combo which is called "America," but you could really make this Ruffle Hair bow in any color ruffle yarn for endless effects! Plus it helps give you a purpose for the elastic hair band colors that you will NEVER use! Hehehe
This pattern does not teach you how to work with ruffle yarn. If you have not worked with it yet I strongly suggest looking up a video on YouTube.
This pattern will be written more in description format rather than rows because really, there are only two rounds, and every one's stitch totals will change depending on the elastic hair band you decide to use to make your Ruffle Hair Bow.
Ruffle Hair Bow Pattern
WW yarn of choice (I used cotton Lily's Sugar n' Cream)
Elastic Hair Band
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
WW - worsted weight
Step 1: You are going to hold your elastic hair band and draw through a loop through the center. Make sure you are leaving a 6 in tail on the short side of the loop.
Step 2: Ch 1 and pull the loop flat against the elastic hair band.
Step 3: Begin sc around the elastic hair band. You are going to work right over the top of the tail securing it down. Stop crocheting over the top of it when you have about 3 in left so that you can weave it back through the sc's in the opposite direction to make the tail secure.
Step 4: Continue to sc all the way around your elastic hair band. Scrunch up your sc to make them tight as you go. Join with a sl st to the top of first sc. You are going to cut your WW yarn at this point but leave about a 6-8 in tail so that you can use it to secure the end of the ruffle yarn.
Step 5: Join your ruffle yarn. I like to fold my yarn over and work across the short half so that it is secure and you don't have to deal with the end later. You can do this however you are comfortable. I do suggest starting about 3 or 4 in into the yarn.
Step 6: Draw up a loop in next sc.
Step 7: Complete sc.Step 8: Continue to sc around the elastic hair band. One sc in each sc of the previous round.
Step 9: Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. Use your 6-8 in tail of WW yarn to tie down/secure the end of the ruffle yarn.
There you go!!!! You're done! One thing I would suggest, it is really hard to get one of these in tight enough to hold hair securely. So I would use an undecorated elastic hair band to hold the hair and then accessorize with this beautiful Ruffle Hair Bow!!!! I hope you enjoy it! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
I didn't have a chance to have this pattern tested because of the last minute nature of the 4th of July happening on Thursday! So the first 3 people to finish this pattern and get me a completed picture will be tagged in this post.
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Here is another color option made by my first tester. Below her picture you can find a link to her Facebook page. (This is my favorite Sashay colorway, my daughter will definitely have one like this very soon!)